The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Live from Tanglewood premiered May 2014.
Embark on a musical journey around the world with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
About the Program
Embark on a musical journey around the world with The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Live from Tanglewood, filmed as the Silk Road Ensemble celebrated 15 years together with a summer concert at Tanglewood in Western Massachusetts. This eclectic group brings together distinguished musicians, composers and performing artists from more than 20 countries around the world to celebrate, explore and experiment with a wide variety of cultural approaches to musical performances.
“The Silk Road Ensemble helps us to answer the question ‘Who are we and how do we fit in the world?’” says Artistic Director and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. “We came from hometowns around the globe, and what we found is that while we didn’t necessarily have histories in common, we did share a language of music and of culture. Our sense of coming together across time and geography is apparent on stage.”
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Wandering Winds, arr. Cristina Pato, Kojiro Umezaki, Wu Tong, Dong-Won Kim
Ascending Bird, arr: Siamak Aghaei, Colin Jacobsen
Xiao Pu An Zhou (Chanting of the Monk Pu'An) Chinese Classical, arr. Wu Man
Muiñeiras de Ourense e Pontesampaio, arr: Cristina Pato
Taranta Project, Giovanni Sollima
Qasida, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky
Shristi, Sandeep Das
Blue Little Flower, Wu Tong, Li Cang Sang
Turceasca, Sapo Perapaskero, Taraf de Haidouks,arr: Osvaldo Golijov, Ljova
The Silk Road Ensemble
Formed under the artistic direction of cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2000, the Silk Road Ensemble gathers distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries to explore contemporary multicultural musical crossroads
Called a “roving musical laboratory without walls” by the Boston Globe, the Ensemble has performed to critical acclaim throughout Asia, Europe and North America and has recorded five albums.
Learn more at silkroadproject.org.
Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director, cello
Jeffrey Beecher, contrabass
Nicholas Cords, viola
Sandeep Das, tabla
Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Joseph Gramley, percussion
Colin Jacobsen, violin
Eric Jacobsen, cello
Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh
Dong-Won Kim, jang-go, vocals
Cristina Pato, gaita
Shane Shanahan, percussion
Mark Suter, percussion
Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi
Wu Man, pipa
Wu Tong sheng, bawu, vocals
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Live from Tanglewood
was produced by BFMI and Sony Classical
in association with Tremolo Productions.
© 2012 BFMI/Sony Music Entertainment